Jan
12

Massive coverage of the “Can a Christian be a Libertarian” WaPo article

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I want to take a moment and say how thankful I am for the opportunity to write for the Washington Post, and how thankful I am to everyone, LCC readers and otherwise, who helped share it with other people. The importance of sharing information such as this cannot be overestimated, getting the word out there is critical and it needs to be discussed amongst scholars, churchmen, pastors, laymen, seminarians, and students. Otherwise, no beliefs will be changed, no minds will be won over. The activity I saw on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ regarding the article was incredible, and I truly appreciate all of my friends who valued it enough to share it with others. Over 300 people commented on WashingtonPost.com.

The coverage that the article received was massive, and I imagine that it has been the most widely disseminated piece I have ever written. I can only hope that it will bring more and more people to a better of understanding of Christianity and liberty.

Many other websites mentioned it as well, here is a list of a number of places where I saw links to the piece in some way. Some are just quotes and a link, some are positive, and some are negative. Nonetheless, I appreciate it.

There are many more, I am sure. Feel free to add more in the comments. Overall, I saw hundreds of Facebook shares, hundreds of Twitter mentions, and hundreds upon hundreds of comments on articles all over the net. Thanks again!

One of the best results is that the piece has skyrocketed to the top of search engine results for searches including both “Christian” and “libertarian”. LibertarianChristians.com has historically been ranked very highly as well, and so this raises the visibility of the site and our viewpoints even more. Outstanding!

Norman Horn

Norman is the founder and editor of LibertarianChristians.com. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from the Austin Graduate School of Theology.

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  • http://twitter.com/eolsencreative Eric Olsen

    Really awesome, Norman!

  • The Reformed Citizen

    It was a fantastic article. I was happy to share it. Keep up the good work!

  • affinity

    Norman, this is a bit off topic, but Ron Paul has very little tractive power among Christians because they don’t understand most of his positions and those he that they do get, we dont like his stance. It seems that he refuses to put up a fight to legislate morality which many in the church feel like this is the church’s responsibility to save our nation and is easier to look to government than to get on our knees. 

  • http://libertarianchristians.com Norman Horn

    Well, traction takes time. His popularity is rising faster than anyone else in the field, so this suggests (with no other ancillary evidence) that more Christians are coming around all the time.

  • Jaired Hall

    It “is easier to look to government than to get on our knees.”
    And just as important, it is easier to get on our knees than to get out there and do stuff. The heroes of the faith didn’t “just” pray. They prayed a whole lot AND they did a whole lot.  The message of “get the government’s nasty hands out of everyone’s business” should be, for the Christian, merely a parallel passion for the Christian to get his or her own hands busy helping others.

    I was just browsing a liberal blogger’s post lambasting Ron Paul for a recent comment about saying that free drugs for the elderly is not a conservative value. It is difficult for me to fathom how a person can be an evil grinch because they’re constantly voluntarily helping other people AND trying to keep the government from forcing people to help other people.

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